Denver, Col, United States (4E Sports) – Dodgers pitcher, Clayton Kershaw, once again displayed his dominance as he limited the Rockies with just two hits and a walk, striking out eight batters.
Kershaw entered the game with 28 consecutive scoreless innings and finished with 36. The streak puts him as the third-longest in Los Angeles Dodgers’ history just behind Orel Hershiser (59) and Don Drysdale (58).
The lefty pitcher delivered his eight stikeouts with four curveballs, three sliders, and one fastball. Kershaw’s ERA lowered to 1.85 while having a steady FIP at 1.48
Yasiel Puig, Andre Ethier, and Hanley Ramirez started the scoring for the Dodgers to push a 3-0 lead. AJ Ellis helped the Dodgers to a 7-0 lead after an RBI.
Juan Uribe was struck out by Kershaw to have an 8-0 lead while a base knock by Erisbel Arruebarrena in the ninth inning sealed the deal for the Rockies.
Overall, Kershaw believed that their defense was major key for the win and has been unbelievable after the first month of the season.
Kershaw set a record in the game against the Rockies marking his ninth career scoreless start against the team.
According to the league, Colorado Rockies manager, Walt Weiss, complimented Kershaw’s performance and stated that the lefty pithcer is approaching historic measures.
“The way he’s throwing it right now, it’s as good as we’ve seen in a long time,” Weiss added.